It’s a light day around Major League Baseball to kickoff the week, with just 10 games happening around the league. There are no afternoon games on the slate, the earliest game starts at 7 p.m. EST and the latest gets going just after 10 p.m. EST.
Sometimes with a plus-matchup on the MLB game slate, we get an opportunity to slot multiple players from the same team into our DFS lineups. You can learn more about MLB DFS strategy, including team stacks, here.
Here, we’ll break down three of the best team stacks for the MLB slate on May 3.
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 10:10 p.m.
Trent Grisham ($5,600)
Fernando Tatis Jr. ($5,900)
Manny Machado ($5,000)
Eric Hosmer ($4,900)
The Padres have one of the best offenses in the game, and you can see why with the price tags their players have next to them. But this stack is worth it against Tyler Anderson from the Pirates.
Anderson is a solid pitcher and even earned a win earlier in the season against San Diego. But with the limited options on the board, this is the easiest stack to get sure production out of. The Pittsburgh team ERA ranks 23rd in the league at well over 4.0, while SD’s team batting average, led by the first four hitters in the lineup, ranks ninth and already has close to 300 hits on the season.
Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles, 10:10 p.m. EST
Mitch Haniger ($3,700)
Ty France ($3,900)
Kyle Seager ($4,200)
Kyle Lewis ($3,300)
Seager is the motor behind this stack, but they all should be productive. The Orioles struggle with virtually any lineup. Dean Kremer is scheduled to take the mound for Baltimore today, and he’s failed to make it longer than 4.2 innings in any appearance this season. In his one earlier matchup with Seattle, which was in Baltimore, Kremer went just three innings and allowed four earned runs.
Haniger also had a great game last time they faced Kremer and the O’s pen, finishing the day with three hits and he scored a run as well.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:10 p.m.
Corey Seager ($4,800)
Justin Turner ($4,900)
Will Smith ($4,600)
The Dodgers should be able to feast on the Cubbies in this one. Chicago is sending out Kyle Hendricks on the bump, and it could get ugly fast. He’s made five starts this season and has thrown just 22.2 innings. In three of his starts this season, including his most recent one, he’s gone four innings or less. His last time out against Atlanta, he gave up 11 hits, seven earned runs and three home runs in just 3.2 innings.
The LA offense is just as good if not better than Atalanta’s so this stack has some serious potential if the stars align.